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dc.contributor.authorUssembayev, Nail S.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-29T07:36:56Z
dc.date.available2019-12-29T07:36:56Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/660840
dc.description.abstractGerstner or trochoidal wave is the only known exact solution of the Euler equations for periodic surface gravity waves on deep water. In this Letter we utilize Zakharov's variational formulation of weakly nonlinear surface waves and, without truncating the Hamiltonian in its slope expansion, derive the equations of motion for unidirectional gravity waves propagating in a two-dimensional flow. We obtain an exact solution of the evolution equations in terms of the Lambert $W$-function. The associated flow field is irrotational. The maximum wave height occurs for a wave steepness of 0.2034 which compares to 0.3183 for the trochoidal wave and 0.1412 for the Stokes wave. Like in the case of Gerstner's solution, the limiting wave of a new type has a cusp of zero angle at its crest.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author is supported by the KAUST Fellowship.
dc.publisherarXiv
dc.relation.urlhttps://arxiv.org/pdf/1903.11909
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to arXiv
dc.titleExact solution for progressive gravity waves on the surface of a deep fluid
dc.typePreprint
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Divison King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, KSA
dc.eprint.versionPre-print
dc.identifier.arxivid1903.11909
kaust.personUssembayev, Nail S.
refterms.dateFOA2019-12-29T07:37:20Z


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